The Intersection of Community, Academia, and Grantmaking

Posted by University of Pennsylvania on April 3, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017
8:30 am – 12:15 pm

The Intersection of Community, Academia, and Grantmaking

This symposium offers training and education on developing, pitching, and funding innovative project ideas that utilize community-academic partnerships. Participants will receive an introduction to the current funding landscape and learn best practices to develop and sustain community-academic partnerships.

This symposium is part of the Community Scholars Training Program, a partnership initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (RWJCSP) and the Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI). As part of the symposium, Community Scholars will pitch their ideas for evidence-based interventions that improve health outcomes. Pitches will be judged by a panel of local funders.
Keynote Speaker:
Donald F. Schwarz
Vice President, Program
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Donald F. Schwarz, MD, MPH, MBA is the Vice President, Program for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health. In this role, Schwarz guides the Foundation’s strategies and work closely with colleagues, external partners and community leaders to build a Culture of Health in America, enabling everyone to live the healthiest life possible.

Schwarz, a nationally-recognized leader in public health and children’s health care, is formerly Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity and Health Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia where he oversaw the Departments of Human Services, Behavioral Health, and Intellectual Disability Services, and the Office of Supportive Housing. Most recently, he was a Foundation director, leading efforts to catalyze public demand for healthier people and the places in which they live, work, learn, and play.

Featured panelists include:

  • Ann Marie Healy – First Hospital Foundation
  • Heather Falck – IBC Foundation Programs
  • Emily C. Riley – Connelly Foundation
  • Philip Fitzgerald – Philadelphia Foundation

More information to come!

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